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DX Dreams And Reality

The technical side of broadcasting. Think IBOC is a sham? Talk about it here! How about HDTV? Post DX reports here as well.
Arthur Mometer
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DX Dreams And Reality

Post by Arthur Mometer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:16 am

Ever dream about TV DXing? I have had a recurrent one where every channel in analog was crystal clear. Even UHF channels before I had a TV that had UHF. A neighbor had an early TV with UHF, so I knew those channels existed.

In the late 1950s, I would really see the Indian Head Test Pattern going in and out with cochannel lines on Channels 2-4. Didn't know it was E Skip until a few years later. It was later in the morning, after nearby Grade B signals had already signed on, so it was probably stations just about to sign on out West. And of course the 10 kHz offset audio whine. I don't remember a 20 kHz whine an octave higher so maybe the audio rolled off lower than that. Seems like I could hear 20 kHz from an audio generator at one time.


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Turkeytop
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Re: DX Dreams And Reality

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:47 pm

While other guys are dreaming about hot women or winning the lottery, geeks like us are dreaming of DXing. :lol :lol :lol



k8jd
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Re: DX Dreams And Reality

Post by k8jd » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:03 pm

I don't dream of DXing, I DO IT :D



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